U.S. weighs how much proof to divulge about Iran's meddling in Iraq


Saturday, February 10th 2007, 10:29 pm
By: News On 6


WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. officials are preparing to detail evidence supporting the Bush administration's claims of Iran's meddlesome and deadly activities in Iraq.

A briefing is scheduled for Sunday in Baghdad.

The Iran dossier, some 200 pages thick in its classified form, was revised heavily after officials decided it was not ready for release as planned last month.

What is made public probably will be short. But no one who has seen the files is suggesting the evidence is thin. However, senior officials who've been gun-shy after the criticism they received for faulty intelligence leading to the Iraq invasion are said to be underwhelmed by the packaging.

The evidence is said to include seized weapons and captured documents. An intelligence official says the dossier also details Iran's role in providing Iraqi fighters with the powerful "explosively formed penetrator" devices.